Stanford psychologist, author, and Buddhist (she was a speaker at last year's Buddhist Geeks Conference), Kelly McGonigal spoke a few days ago at TEDxBayArea on her new book, The Willpower Instinct. Here is the video.
Kelly McGonigal - The Science of Willpower
Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal will describe the biggest myths of willpower and how rethinking self-control can help you reach your goals and make difficult changes.
Kelly McGonigal, PhD, is a psychology lecturer at Stanford University and the author of several books, including The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It and The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion-Based Guide to Personal Transformation. She is also a program developer for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and consultant to industries ranging from healthcare and technology to education and the non-profit sector. kellymcgonigal.com